United launches new premium service cabin on domestic 757s

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United Airlines has launched service with the first domestic Boeing 757 retrofitted with a new premium service (PS) cabin layout.

United flight 651 departed Los Angeles en route to New York John F. Kennedy as the first of 13 domestic PS 757s equipped with a redesigned 142-seat cabin interior.

The upgraded cabin was announced in August and the first domestic PS 757 was removed from service to begin the retrofit programme. It was backfilled over the past five months by an international 757.

United says it plans to complete the retrofit across the entire domestic PS 757 fleet of 13 aircraft by the end of the year.

The new layout includes a BusinessFirst cabin with 28 flat-bed sets, and an economy cabin with 114 seats, including 48 in Economy Plus. It replaces the domestic PS 757 lay-out with a 110-seat, three-class cabin, including 12 angled lie-flat seats in first, 26 reclining seats in business and 72 economy seats.